09/18/2018

Urgent Action: Wave of Detentions of Students and Activists (Nicaragua: UA 169.18)


Detention of student leaders and other social activists have increased in Nicaragua as the government persists in its strategy of persecution and criminalization as a punishment against those taking part in nationwide protests.

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Amaya Coppens

Detention of student leaders and other social activists have increased in Nicaragua as the government persists in its strategy of persecution and criminalization as a punishment against those taking part in nationwide protests.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling for the immediate release of all student leaders, activists or other protestors detained solely on the grounds of the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression and assembly;
  • Demanding respect of due process rights of all student leaders, activists or other protestors detained, including their timely presentation in courts, and ensuring access to their families and lawyers of their choosing;
  • Calling on the authorities for an immediate halt of the strategy of persecution, detention and criminalization of students and other activists exercising their legitimate right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

Contact these two officials by 10 December 2018:

President of the Republic of Nicaragua
Daniel Ortega Saavedra

Frente a Palacio Nacional, calle 4 Noroeste
Managua, Nicaragua, 11001
Fax: +505 2228 9090
Twitter: @EPP_Nicaragua @DanielOrtega_Ni
Salutation: Dear Mr. President / Estimado Señor Presidente

Ambassador Francisco Obadiah Campbell Hooker
Embassy of Nicaragua
1627 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009

Phone: 202 939 6570 I Fax: 202 939 6545
Email: [email protected] -OR-
[email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 169.18.
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